What techniques are you currently working on?

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  1. Drew

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    Sitting here with my acoustic working on my chording -I'm just comingup with random, tense-sounding chords in E Lydian over (mostly) an E drone, focusing on getting the chords to ring out perfectly cleanly in these bizarre shapes.

    It's actually rather a lot of fun.
     
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    Try Fates Warning's 'Pleasant Shade of Grey' chord! Fingering is XX4522, low to high.
     
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    a cinch, good sir. :D

    what I've been toying with, loosely -

    Code:
    
      Emaj6  Eadd#4/9 (inv.)   Emajadd9  Amaj6/C# Dadd#4/9
    |-0-------0-------0-----------0-------5-------7-------|
    |-12------11------9-----------7-------5-------7-------|
    |-13------11------9-----------8-------6-------6-------|
    |-11------9-------8-----------6-------4-------6-------|
    |-11------11------9-----------7-------4---4---5---5---|
    |-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------------------|
    
    The Dadd9add#4 (condensed #4/9 for space) isn't strictly lydian, but as a whole it's actually a somewhat pretty progression.

    I've been doing a bar on the 11th for that first chord, and the 5th for the Amag6 inversion, which feel really unnatural, but are good practice for me. :agreed:
     
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    Nice stuff! Satch meets Larry Carlton!:yesway:
     
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    just for kicks:

    [media]http://www.drewpeterson.org/e lydian.mp3[/media]

    Ignore the, um, interesting acoustic tone- I stuck a mic at my feet angled up at my guitar to record this just to see how itd sound. :lol:
     
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    Yet more ear-training and general technique.
    While practicing singing intervals, I stumbled across some cool string skipping lines...licks based on sevenths sound really sick!
     
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    i,m just working on good old picking its really dull but i,m starting to get quite fast now, 4 notes per beat around 290 bpm i need to get faster but i guess it just takes practice and even more hard work!!!!
     
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    Dude, how much speed do you need?:eek:
     
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    i need to get alot faster yet!!!!! i want 4 notes per beat at 325 bpm
     
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    I'm working on sweeping. I'm not doing well with it either. It pushes my patience (which isn't one of my strong points to begin with) to it's absolute limits. I understand the concept. I've seen plenty o' demonstrations. It isn't clicking... but I'm not giving up. :wallbash:
     
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    I'm working on rhythm. I just got a drummer solfege book with lots of crazy and unusual rhythms:wallbash: I find it pretty tough but my sense for phrasing is nicely increasing. I haven't read all the threads but is nobody else trying this out??
     
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    I'm working on my stamina, alt. picking, sweep 'n' taps and getting my riffs to sound less crap/lame.
     
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    Shawn Lane/Derryl Gabel-style pentatonic licks, plus general technique. Started experimenting with hybrid picking again after a long while. Also devoting a lot of time in the evening to eartraining and notational skills.
     

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